BREAKING NEWS: Prices of 15 essentials to decrease; Dhal, potatoes, onions among items

BREAKING NEWS: Prices of 15 essentials to decrease; Dhal, potatoes, onions among items

BREAKING NEWS: Prices of 15 essentials to decrease; Dhal, potatoes, onions among items

Written by Staff Writer

12 Jul, 2016 | 4:33 pm

Following a meeting with the president and the prime minister, a decision has been reached to provide fifteen essential items at a controlled price.

This move was revealed during a media briefing held under the auspices of Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake.

Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Rishad Bathiyutheen, speaking at the media briefing stated that as the prices of sugar, chick peas, and dried fish have risen in the international market, a final decision needs to be reached with regard to these items.

The minister revealed that items including dhal, potatoes, onions, chillies, salmon, green gram, soya meat, Maldive fish, and palm oil will now be sold at a controlled price.

He added that the gazette notification in this regard will be released on Wednesday or Thursday.

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